The Press founder, Hope Maxwell Snyder named it Somondoco in honor of her grandfather who was born there, dealt in emeralds, and taught her to love words. In the spirit of our namesake, Somondoco Press is committed to mining and publishing the literary gems of our authors who will become the important voices of their generation as well as prominent poets and prose writers of our time.
Somondoco Press is a selective literary publisher producing highly designed, often illustrated books of fiction and poetry. We publish both formal and open forms of poetry, novels and non-fiction.
Our books are available through Amazon.com. In 2005, Somondocos' commitment to strengthening its writer community led it to found the first annual Sotto Voce Poetry Festival in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. Its objective is to generate a greater sense of public appreciation and awareness of poets and poetry in the Mid-Atlantic region.
We pledge to curate our works with thoughtfulness and care, and to set forth beautiful books worthy of the lush and magical mountains by which we are inspired.
P.O. Box 3602
Sheperdstown, WV 25443
Please note that due to limited resources we are currently not accepting unsolicited manuscripts.